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is, i is, lam is, i am annita mcveigh, the headlines at opium. insua, the evacuation of eastern aleppo starts again but not for the city —— the headlines at 5pm. trade secretary liam fox is the uk could remain a member of the you're customs union after brexit. heard of another strike by southern rail conductors tomorrow, the rmt leader mick cash denies accusations his union is using the dispute to take on the government. the russian ambassador to the un says he will veto a security council resolution to ensure un officials monitor the evacuation of aleppo. the un security council is due to vote on the resolution later today. earlier reports suggested that buses
sent to rescue people from two besieged towns in the north of syria have been set alight and attacked. the buses were on their way to the towns of foah and kefraya which are surrounded by rebel forces. in a deal between the government and rebels, in exchange for the evacuation of people from those villages, thousands are due to be escorted out of the opposition held part of eastern aleppo. a number of buses containing fighters and their families have started to leave the last rebel—held enclave, according to reports from syrian state tv. a little earlier, i spoke to our correspondent alan johnston about the scale of the evacuation. and this was an evacuation that was not just and this was an evacuation that was notjust in and this was an evacuation that was not just in east and this was an evacuation that was notjust in east aleppo, a removing the people who have held out in that enclave in the east of the city, but it also involved this choreographed simultaneous evacuation from an area
held by the government surrounded by rebels, these two evacuations were supposed to go on in parallel and quite quickly. the whole project ran into a serious problem. buses sent to the government area attacked and set on fire. quite the exact impact on this overall complex plan we wait to see, but it could not have got off toa to see, but it could not have got off to a worse start in some ways. now live to birmingham where nick owen and denise lewis are looking at all the preparations and arrivals for this year's sports personality of the year show. and who wins is down to you. you can cast your vote online. numbers are shown on your tv screen. you can register to vote on the bbc sports personality of the year website. it really is that simple. we are expecting over 1000
people to walk down this red carpet, but let's seafood neck was speaking to. —— see who make a speaking tour. i have beenjoined by someone who has won 26 olympic golds, the swimmer michael phelps and his wife, nicole. lovely to see you both. for me, my whole career started with a golden dream of being an olympian and having the chance to win one. when i think back to the last five olympics, and the thought of 28 olympics, and the thought of 28 olympic medals, 23 of them go, it is ha rd to olympic medals, 23 of them go, it is hard to wrap my head around. for me i have caught up to 2008, and that is where i am in my career about understanding of the thing that has happened and finally getting the chance to sit down and go back to the members i have before. the next one around will be the 2012 games that were here in london, so i'm looking forward to those and having the chance to be back here is
definitely exciting. ahead i presume you are aware it is one of the big nights in the british sporting calendar. yes, i have some good friends who i competed against here, and i'm looking forward to seeing all the other athletes. it is always fun when you get athlete to get to dress up. normally we are in our aspect of attire, whether it is a swimsuit for a track and field uniform, whatever it might be. it is a lwa ys uniform, whatever it might be. it is always nice being able to get dressed up and come together to celebrate the year in sports. inevitably people will say when will you give up and give other people a chance? no more. i said that four yea rs chance? no more. i said that four years ago but for me nowjust being where i am in my life and where we are in ourlives, where i am in my life and where we are in our lives, i don't have anything someone to do. i was able to finish a great summer by winning five more gold medals and one more silver. to be able to come up with other thing i had gone through, there is no better way to finish. lovely to meet you both. have a
great evening. really enjoy yourself, congratulations, thanks to yourself, congratulations, thanks to you and to nick browne. thank you, happy holidays and stoplj you and to nick browne. thank you, happy holidays and stop i am with triple gold medallist sophie christiansen. it is so fabulous to see you and many congratulations for what has been a fantastic year again. how does it feel to be here tonight? just amazing. it hasn't really sunk in to be up here with so many amazing athletes. and still so many amazing athletes. and still so many hundreds more that could have been nominated. so it is a massive privilege for me and to be able to showcase a minority sport, it is great. i know you are very passionate about that and para—sport in general, but you are such a trailblazer, the most unbeaten since 2012. it has really been incredible.
yes, it is hard to stay at the top but it is about thinking about those little things to always improve, and not get impatient. you are one of the very few athletes still working and competing at the highest level. how do you do it? it is my fault that i have done a really expensive sport, so i have to work. but for me it is about keeping my brain so active, so when i go to work i com pletely active, so when i go to work i completely forget that i have two wina completely forget that i have two win a gold medal this year, and i am just normal sophie is in the pet department. so it really helps me go back to my training. it has been fabulous to see you tonight, you are looking splendid, enjoyable evening.
thank you. viewers from the bbc news channel have just joined viewers from the bbc news channel havejustjoined us, hello. we are in the red carpet near birmingham ahead of the bbc sports personality of the year awards, and ijust ahead of the bbc sports personality of the year awards, and i just want you, there may well be lots of flashing images because there was a lot going on with the paparazzi and seven. a fantastic feeling, kadeena cox. you won medals in two sports. vila to something i have worked towards. it has been amazing. more mentally than anything it was tough. to stay grounded and perform a second time and then do the same thing a couple of days later. just being able to focus was hard but it was the most enjoyable experience i ever had. when it came to an end, did you collapse in a heap? you get to the end of it and then you realise it is over. your body does
kind of go flat and you get really ill. i got quite ball after the games but it has been really exciting and busy since then so i have just been enjoying myself. you we re have just been enjoying myself. you were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just two years ago, it must‘ve been a massive rethink from? yes. it has changed my life than i have disabilities every day now. being a disabled person has its challenges but at the same time it gave me amazing opportunities within para—sport and in general. i guess i can't complain really. how i'm feeling with this atmosphere?” can't complain really. how i'm feeling with this atmosphere? i am early really nervous. it has been fun. we wish you well, thanks for talking to us, good luck and have a great evening. kadeena cox, thank you. iam great evening. kadeena cox, thank you. i am with another of the 16 contenders. adam peaty, no less. this is great to see you, no stranger to the red carpet. each
yeari stranger to the red carpet. each year i keep coming back, hoping to win. it is great to be here and to show it with the rest of the country and hopefully give back as much as possible. such a fabulous night, exciting, new in particular have to feel you are a strong, strong candidate. you kick started the gold rush for team gb. yes, but at the same timei rush for team gb. yes, but at the same time i am very young, so you're up same time i am very young, so you're up against people who are 30, 40, 50, up against people who are 30,40, 50,60, up against people who are 30,40, 50, 60,i up against people who are 30,40, 50, 60, i think up against people who are 30,40, 50,60, i think some of them. i have plenty of years to come back and hopefully build a profile again. tonight is all about giving back to the family and the british swimming and to those people who have given so and to those people who have given so much to me. it is not really for me tonight, hopefully to give back to those kids who watched me at the olympics and to the side of me. i am not very comfortable in a suit, more co mforta ble not very comfortable in a suit, more comfortable in my swimming stuff. that is what it is about. hopefully ican that is what it is about. hopefully i can come back tonight with lots of people inspired to get back in the
water. fine limit and camilla lovely girlfriend. does he take it well in his stride always? yes, he loves it. he is willy good at being humble, and just taking it in his stride, really, he loves it. sensible shoes this time, not the dramatic level issues you were last year. yes, a bit more sensible. you have got to grow up now, haven't you? always great to talk to you, you have had a fabulous season, many congratulations. allan thank you. i have beenjoined by kate richardson—walsh, who captained the gb female hockey team the globe. how does it feel to be part of this? gb female hockey team the globe. how does it feel to be part of this7m feels a bit surreal. to be back together again. this is the first time we have been back together since rio. i am about to get mobbed 110w since rio. i am about to get mobbed now by them. it is a really special
evening. they are very badly behaved. exceptionally, but nothing to do with me any more, i am tired i am not in charge. a summary had offered you this at the beginning of the year, would you have taken it? absolutely. gold medal, and to have a hockey person nominated in the short list i think is a really special moment for our sport. that final was agony to watch, what was it like to be part of it? would like to keep fans on the edge of their seats. it was the best spectacle for sports. to win on penalty, to have a british team win on penalties was really great. actually we were quite calm. we are in control, it is harder probably to watch than it is to play. and 10 billion people in -- 10 million people in gb watching you. we were in our own little bubble. so we could just focus on thejob in hand. to find out that many people watched was a real treat. very briefly, what has this
done for women's rocky? it has put it on the map and where it should be. do you think you have a chance of winning the night? a lot of people will be rooting for you. the hockey family is vast. i am just proud to be one of the nominees. thank you for talking to us. o nto onto our next contender for bbc sports personality of the year vostok let's take you back to the summer, euro 2016, when wales qualified for their first major tournament since 1958. football is a tea m tournament since 1958. football is a team game, that when one man scores three goals, it could only be about him, gareth bale. who started off at southampton. hard-working, level—headed, southampton. hard-working, level— headed, composed. southampton. hard-working, level-headed, composed. just a fantastic brand —— all—round
footballer. the biggest attribute i could pay him is that he is a matchwinner. he is playing with the best and he doesn't look out of place, in fact he looks comfortable come he looks as if he is enjoying his life and his football. real madrid see gareth bale as part of their long—term plan, some accolade. certain types of characters come into work and it is harder for other types. with him, years very calm, a family man, he is not interested in the razzmatazz that comes with being a galactico. hejust wants the razzmatazz that comes with being a galactico. he just wants to get better as a player. he was a callous man for wales in the qualifiers and in the euros. he scored for wales against england. that was the moment, i think that wales thought communion, we belong in this level, we can go on and be successful. bail
with another wicked delivery! wales lead! as much as he is our best player, he is a world star, he is more than happy to give credit to his team mates. very special, it is what it means to the whole country. mice to us to say a little thank you as well for supporting us. being there with the journey, amazing scenes. one we will never forget. the wales boss chris como and joins me now on the carpet. kris commons have just seen that wonderful package about gareth bale. i guess the question most people want to ask is what is he like to manage? very easy. he is a consummate professional. highly motivated and very passionate. so for me as an international manager, he is perfect package. how much can you improve on
perfection, that is left to achieve? you can always improve. always room for improvement but he has that mentality that he wants to improve, keep on winning, keep being successful for clu b keep on winning, keep being successful for club and country. i think all the best sportsmen have that same mentality. just taking you back to those euros. have your feet touched the ground? wales were so impressive, everyone got behind them. yes, it wasjust one of those experiences that you never ever forget. something that we have groomed about for a long time, every welshman and women for decades, with we would never get to a tournament. we finally did, and then when we got there, i think the team did the country proud and we are very proud of the players. at the moment it is great to be a welshman. charlotte, it has been lovely to see you as well. huw i am really proud of wales
and the whole welsh team. anything they did there was a bonus. they got to the semifinal so got to be plays with that, gareth bale, three goals in the qualifiers, so very pleased. have a great evening, both of you. i have been joined by have a great evening, both of you. i have beenjoined by dame have a great evening, both of you. i have been joined by dame sevastova about cycling, actually britain's most decorated pa ralympian. about cycling, actually britain's most decorated paralympian. that is some achievement, well your gold medals, congratulations. how does it feel? it is a huge honour. still a couple of the medals away from the record of 16. but it is fantastic to be here and to have had such a successful yea r. be here and to have had such a successful year. you must be very proud of what you have achieved? yes. my parents, taking me to those early morning training sessions when i was early morning training sessions when iwasa early morning training sessions when i was a swimmer. now my husband. it isa i was a swimmer. now my husband. it is a huge team effort. you are a man
now come in three years ago you became a now come in three years ago you becamea mum, now come in three years ago you became a mum, put on a lot of weight, it must have been very difficult to have the discipline to get back? i had four stone on me and wondered if it would never come off but at that point i did not feel any pressure to come back. if it came off and did come back, it would be brilliant. but i achieved other thing i ever wanted, and anything since then is a huge bonus will stop iam more since then is a huge bonus will stop i am more driven than ever because having lose out there in rio was the icing on the cake. being able to celebrate with her was better than it had ever been without her. if fantastic opportunity when you have got kids to take them with you to the games. and of course you are a game, how does that make you feel? still very surreal. it was four yea rs still very surreal. it was four years ago in the news honours list, these are the things you never aim for, you never expect. i hope i am able to represent my sport in a good way and use the title to help people not as fortunate as me. a lot of
luck tonight, i hope you have a great evening and congratulations again. sarah, thank you. thank you. this young lady needs no introduction. i am joined this young lady needs no introduction. iam joined by this young lady needs no introduction. i am joined by the most decorated female track cyclist in history. laura, can adversely say you look stunning! vila thank you. we can get dressed up every now and again, can't we? how long did it ta ke again, can't we? how long did it take you to put on that ensemble? about three hours! i have good friends, they came here to help me, bless them. since we welcome your feet must not have touched the ground? it has been incredible. at the end of 2015, if you said to me what will your year be like i could not have imagined it would be like this. it has been way more than i ever could have imagined. this. it has been way more than i ever could have imaginedm this. it has been way more than i ever could have imagined. it has gone to form, everything you have done hasjust been gone to form, everything you have done has just been sublime. gone to form, everything you have done hasjust been sublime. thanks! : the ball started rolling back in
the world championships, i needed to get that under my doubt, be well champion in the omni and again given then that gave me the whole year. thenin then that gave me the whole year. then in the deal honestly, i could not have dreamt of coming away with my two gold medals. looking at your stats, four olympic gold medals, seven world gold medals and ten european gold medals and you're still only 24. yeah, i don't know how it's happened! only a short career but a packed one, i would say, so far! ijust love it, every minute of it, and that is why. with that comes success. like you say, i just can't be more proud i guess of my own achievement only but the whole of team gb. it has just been an incredible year. as i said, you are looking amazing, you have had a fantastic year, congratulations on the wedding, please enjoy your night. thank you, cheers! from laura kenny to jason kenny, the other half. i'm not going to say which is the other hot because it is not for
me to say. congratulations on a wonderful year. thank you very much, it has not been a bad one. have equalled sir chris hoy's olympic record. unbelievable. yes. it was an amazing experience. try and enjoy it. do you ever pinch yourself in thing that you have achieved?” don't really think about it until people tell me, like just now. you are married now, congratulations, is there a friendly rivalry, going on? it is not something we think about. it is not something we think about. it is not something we think about. it is really funny commuter olympic medals and they are amazing and special and the memories are incredible, that then you can put them in this october. it is a funny one. not really in your sock draw? we should get a display. seems a shame to hide them away. how do you
have your cycling relationship, what is it like for you watching laura in action? it is harder watching, i have a new appreciation for what my mum goes through, watching someone you care about going around the track you don't want them to the fan hurt themselves but you know how much it means. it is much harder watching someone compete than competing yourself. do you urge each other on? absolutely. and now helps motivation when you are having those bad days and you see your partner going forward. we help each other. and here she is. hello! congratulations on your marriage, but what a spectacular year this has been to you as a couple. it has been incredible. looking back at 2015, it has been way more than i could have imagined, looking forward to another end of year. but as athlete and as a couple i guess. do you have any time off for christmas? yes, but we have
the family around. i would not call it time off, really! we need a harder —— a holiday after christmas. enjoy it. i am joined by harder —— a holiday after christmas. enjoy it. i amjoined by alistair bone latecomer changed the title again. you have done it again. triathlon is one of those boards we re triathlon is one of those boards were the olympics are bigger than anything else. the goal was to try and win the race in rio and tha nkfully and win the race in rio and thankfully i did it. we can relax a bit. you are a yorkshireman, very well but presented at the sports personality this year. the region itself is so rich with talent. absolutely. we have seen a massive increase in sports talent around the country. 60 medals in total is incredible. yorkshire especially. i am very proud to be from yorkshire
andi am very proud to be from yorkshire and i would really like to stay here and i would really like to stay here and say i could count on the yorkshire boat tonight but i can't because there are some inevitable from yorkshire which is brilliant but maybe a bit unfortunate as well. hgppy but maybe a bit unfortunate as well. happy before. the atmosphere is incredible. yes, anyone who was involved in sport, it is one of those things. i'm about trying to stay up to watch it when i was ten yea rs old stay up to watch it when i was ten years old and it had been too late for me to see the final result. to be here tonight and to have a chance to stand on that stage is so special. something i will others remember. nowjohnny special. something i will others remember. now johnny tonight? special. something i will others remember. nowjohnny tonight? yes, he was here somewhere. we are not joined at the hip! it has been fantastic watching you, a great ambassadorfor fantastic watching you, a great ambassador for triathlon and you must be very proud how the sport has taken. yes, i am. i started doing triathlon when i was six or seven or eight years old, no one knew what
was. i have been really fortunate to be part of it and riding that wave on triathlon, coming from an obscure sport to something everyone almost knows about it. it has been incredible and one of the fantastic things about me being here tonight is hopefully some young people out there can have a go at triathlon, a sport that has given me so much. enjoy your evening, thank you. he was the first briton to win the us masters in 20 years, danny willett. good evening to you, danny, what a year. it has been fantastic, not a bad way to tap it. it is great to be here tonight, it has been a busy year so to finally stop playing a couple of weeks ago and masna to actually enjoy some of the highlights of what a fantastic year we have had. are you saying me you have not gone out and done a bit of putting practice? they have been away for a couple of weeks, the clu bs. away for a couple of weeks, the clubs. travelling thousands of miles across different countries, it is
nice to get back home, lock the door, just enjoy normal family life. you talk about nick and so on. at eight the module studios it was for the family. perspective of the masters. just reminders, when the baby came, compared with the masters? he was going to come on the sunday but he came ten days early, on the tuesday. early enough to give me time to it at there to america and do my job. and you still were able to concentrate? yes, just a whirlwind 12 days that started fa ntastically whirlwind 12 days that started fantastically and fantastically. just a crazy moment in my life. and it was traumatic, the wayjordan spieth sort of collapsed dramatically in the last round. yes. it isa dramatically in the last round. yes. it is a tough golf course around that place, the pressure we are under, that is what it is about. we
just tried to keep putting pressure on and fortunately enough we put enough on as to where there was a little crack in the arm and will able to come through. just briefly, what next? christmas and then we will be out in abu dhabi in late january. we wish you well, danny willett, good luck tonight. i have beenjoined by one willett, good luck tonight. i have been joined by one of my oldest athletic pals, darren campbell. it is great to see you here the night. it is good to be here. i am here with get inspired, it is called the hashtag big thank you. we are getting big sports stars to make those calls to the volunteers and say thank you. so important to give back, and on skype, we have gillian, who is a volunteer at a boxing gym in redditch that has been set up by sarah. hello to both of you. hello. hello. tell us how you got involved.
yes, basically i was brought in from james winston, who did a bit of boxing with me at first, and then he asked me if i wanted to do volunteering, and then he sent me over to sarah to talk to. that is how i came to be here. over to sarah to talk to. that is howl came to be here. and sarah, for you, how fantastic is it to have gillian at your gym? she is a godsend. without her we could not do half the things that we do. we have a lot of classes, and she has always got a smile on her face. she welcomes everyone in. she helps with the inclusive work as well. just a real credit to the club and to herself. fantastic. brilliant to
speak to both of you, keep up the great work that you do. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. the work that people like gillian do, if it has inspired you, take a look at this. it has been another incredible year for mo farah, one of the 16 contenders tonight. he was one of the stars of london 2012, and this yearin the stars of london 2012, and this year in rio, he completed that double double, making him one of only the second people to do that over the five and 10,000 metres. 2016 was pretty incredible. i was mainly thinking about seeing if i could win two more gold medals and retain my title. here we go. he had a mesmerising effect on me when he fell over and bounced off the track.
ijust went down fell over and bounced off the track. i just went down into the fell over and bounced off the track. ijust went down into the ground. he has fallen, just got a little clip! at that point i was panicking, my race is over, i'm done. everything is over, everything i have worked for. and then in the back of my mind it was like no, it can't happen. i have worked too hard for this. i promise my daughter over to get a gold medal so i thought i could not let her down. has mo got the power, the strength, the speed to defend this title? mo farah wins the gold! who wants to be away from where they grew up, where they have friends and families? no one. if you want to become a champion, it comes with it. mo, going for the double double. for me it was, i need to go for this and
see if i can win one more goalfor my son. mo farah is going to get gold for great britain again. four olympic titles, four olympic gold medals. i wanted to achieve what i could and then won the time was right stop and say, i did myself proud, i did my country proud, i did what i could do. i amjoined by somebody who is described as one of the oldest gold medallists of all time — nick skelton. do you get fed up time — nick skelton. do you get fed up with the age thing? everybody looks as me that wheeler —— looks at me as an old man. i don't think about it. it was great at the age of 58 to win a gold medal in your seventh olympics. a i am lucky i could go on that long, and i am really proud to be able to represent my country for so many years, really. to win gold in rio was an
honourfor me, especially really. to win gold in rio was an honour for me, especially with the help of all the people who got us there. without people spending monetary on —— money on lottery tickets, team gb and so on. and you did it after breaking your neck.” did, but! did it after breaking your neck.” did, but i had a couple of years. it was great to come back, and i would a lwa ys was great to come back, and i would always say that i can't do anything else, really, so i had to go back and write! how does it feel to be nominated to be the bbc sports personality of the year? it is great to be nominated, and i am privileged to be nominated, and i am privileged to be nominated, and i am privileged to be standing here tonight with some great sports people. it is probably one of the only chance i will get to stand on that stage. time is running out for me, really. what next? do you see tokyo in your
sites? i said it before and i will say it again, i don't think i will go to tokyo, because i really enjoy riding big star now, and he probably has a couple of years left, and when he retires, i will. we wish you all the best, and very good luck tonight. thanks. last year's sports personality was andy murray — can he do it again this year? we saw him retain his wimbledon title, become olympic champion again, and take that all—importa nt world olympic champion again, and take that all—important world number one slot. oh, and he became a dad as well. after matches, i feel a little bit more level—headed. i'm not stressed about the outcome of matches or tournaments now, which has allowed me to deal with things probably a little bit better, seeing
things from a slightly different perspective. he's there. straight sets by again. a supreme performance, a first—class tournament. to get over the line at wimbledon was big for me. i definitely enjoyed that one more than any of the other major tournaments i have one. —— i have won. andy murray leads out great britain and northern ireland. a great experience carrying the flag as well, and i never expected to do that. andy murray is a double olympic gold medallist. it was one of the toughest finals i have come through. emotionally, i found of the toughest finals i have come through. emotionally, ifound it pretty draining. amazing, obviously, to win another olympic gold. andy is definitely number one in the world. he is the best player. he has been
extremely patient, he has persevered, and he has gotten better, which is hard to do when you have been dealt a bunch of blows against guys, some of the greatest players ever to live, and to come out of that as number one is amazing. am joined back -- i am joined by jamie amazing. am joined back -- i am joined byjamie vardy. i saw you last game in non—league football — fleetwood against someone.” remember that. can you believe the things that have happened to you since then? not at all. i still pinch myself most days, but it is a good thing, remembering where i have come from and the hard work that has had to go into it. it makes you wonder how much other talent is out there that doesn't get the chance to
break through. i think there's loads. i have set up the academy looking at non—league players trying to get them into the professional game. the scouting system we have, i think there is loads, so hopefully that will produce more. you went to a championship club, you get promotion, you go to the premier league, you win the premier league, top scorer, player of the year, playing for england — it is phenomenal. it is unbelievable, a very strange feeling, but if you asked any english football of what the pinnacle of the korea is, it would be representing your country. long may it continue. tonight, you are one of the candidates to be the sports personality of the year — how does that feel? it is amazing, but there is tough competition. everyone has had a remarkable year in their sport, so we will see. and they are filing past you right now. they sure are. with this season we had last
year, hopefully we can pick up the award for team of the year as well. the team did very well in the end yesterday. it showed what we are about — fighting spirit. that is one of them things that happens in football. with the boys making the comeback like they did, it shows what they are about. what is your ambition now? who knows? football- wise, we need to make sure we pick more points up, and then come february, we will go back to the champions league. best of luck tonight. have a good one. nicola adams has been one of the most decorated female boxers in history. it has been amazing to watch her do what she does emphatically. it is so busy here. let's have a look at how she has gone on. the best memory of 2016 has
to be being on the podium and receiving my gold medal. i like the pressure, i thrive on it and use it to my advantage. it makes me perform better. i like that everything is on the line and everybody is coming after me. that's what makes me get out of bed in the morning, the thought of someone wanting to take my title. it's just me when i step in the ring, but i think about the sacrifices my family made to get me there. nicola adams looking to join a short list of boxing legends.” said to myself, this is it. she is like, i will do it for you, mum. said to myself, this is it. she is like, iwill do it for you, mum. she didn't look nervous or anything.” was on the edge of my seat, and i thought, is she? is and she? your heart is pounding and your stomach is turning. you're just waiting to hear the name before you start
celebrating. commentator: nicola adams! she lets out a triumphant roar, having been crowned as olympic champion for the second successive time. overcome with emotion after hearing the anthem and seeing the unionjack hearing the anthem and seeing the union jack raised. the bbc get inspired unsung hero award is a celebration of the development and running of grassroots sport. with me here are 15 people from across the uk, and one of them will be the national unsung hero. we will have a chat with one or two might. rachel, you are from glasgow. explain what you do. i like helping people learn to
ride bikes. i go out with a women's cycling group, which is to provide women with the opportunity to ride bikes ina women with the opportunity to ride bikes in a comfortable and safe environment. i coach with glasgow riders, and i also work with freewheel north, and accessible charity to help anybody have a shot at our bike, regardless. good to see you here. andy, you're from coleraine. what do you do? we facilitate football on a weekly basis for upwards of 5000 children throughout the whole of the north coast of northern ireland. it is special to us, and a key element is that it special to us, and a key element is thatitis special to us, and a key element is that it isjust fun. it is about participating and the benefits that everybody gets out of that. vicky from cwmbran, tell us what you do.
we have a women's football club, and be like getting children involved in playing sports. verve, from brighton, explain what you do.” work with brighton's lgbt sports charity. we try to get people from the community involved in sports. lovely to speak to you. i would love to speak to all of you. there can only be one winner, but will you enjoy whatever? yes! best of luck. i'm joined by max whitlock, double gold medallist from gymnastics. great to see you. you too. have your feet touch the ground? it has been an incredible 2016, and to be nominated again for sports personality of the year is such an achievement. it is such an honour to be here. it has been crazy, for the
whole of team gb. personally, it feels unreal. you introducing me then with double gold olympic champion, it doesn't feel real. i am looking forward to tonight, i have been since i was selected. what has it meant for gymnastics? i know that your performances will have inspired so many young people to want to get involved. that is the mission. since london 2012, it is just getting people involved in gymnastics. it's amazing to say that, because what we do, we love it. i want as many kids to try it as possible, because i know how great it is. try gymnastics, that is all i encourage. what is next to you? it all kicks off in march. the european championships are coming around quickly, then the world championships, so it doesn't stop. i
will be back in the gym, training hard. will you let your hair down tonight? i know it is now fracking. of course. i will make use of this time. i have had a small break. and i have been looking forward to tonight since i was selected. it will be great to catch up with everyone, all the contestants. fabulous to see you again. many congratulations. thank you very much. i'm delighted to say that ryan giggs, absolute legend of manchester city, is here. you know what it is like to win this. yes, i was fortu nate like to win this. yes, i was fortunate enough to win it was an unbelievable feeling. as i said on the night, i grew up watching the programme, and! the night, i grew up watching the programme, and i think it is part of everyone's life growing up. what is happening with you now? you have left manchester united. are you freelance? straight from school, i joined united. iwent freelance? straight from school, i joined united. i went from playing
to coaching. i am enjoying the free time, getting to watch some football. what about the way that wales played this summer? football. what about the way that wales played this summer7m football. what about the way that wales played this summer? it was inspirational for the wales played this summer? it was inspirationalfor the nation, really. what the lads did and what chris did was unbelievable. i don't think anyone thought they would do so well. chris said it, to be fair, we're not here to make the numbers up we're not here to make the numbers up and we want to do the best we can. and they did. what do you want to do in the next few years?” a lwa ys to do in the next few years?” always said i wanted to go into coaching. i am taking a bit of time, visiting different clubs, watching some football, but i will go back to coaching. ryan giggs, thanks for joining us. have a lovely night. that's it, we have counted them all in. but who will be bbc sports personality of the year? from us here in birmingham, have a very good night. goodbye. good evening. here is the latest
sports news. we are into the closing stages at the ettie had stayed in, the big premier league match of the day. manchester city have come from behind to lead arsenal. arsenal went ahead in the fifth minute through theo walcott. it looked like fitness problems would continue through the first half. leroy sane got another goal in the second half. then with 20 minutes remaining, raheem sterling's strike put city in front. it stands at 2—1. southampton won the south coast derby at bournemouth. the second goal was a contenderfor bournemouth. the second goal was a contender for goal of bournemouth. the second goal was a contenderfor goal of the bournemouth. the second goal was a contender for goal of the season, or of the month, anyway. joel lynch ski
watch the match. bournemouth have spent much of their existence looking up at southampton. it wasn't long ago there were four divisions between these south coast neighbours, but they went into this match level on points, and bournemouth were determined to leap above their opponents. nathan naki was leaping on the end of a cross within the first five minutes, his third goal of the season putting them in front. southampton stirred into life, and it took of individual brilliance to pull them level, ryan bertrand's shot... jay rodriguez has waited awhile for his turn in the team, thisjust waited awhile for his turn in the team, this just his second waited awhile for his turn in the team, thisjust his second league goal since 2014. he has had to battle through injuries, but those
battles are wanted for moments like this. an extraordinary shot provoking an extraordinary reaction. it became all aboutj. three matches in the premier league today. tottenham in burnley, currently 2—1. england's hopes of a consolation victory in the fifth test against india look slim. india battled all the way through, batting through to the way through, batting through to the end of the third day in chennai. rahul fell one run short of a double century. the first two days of this test match were dominated by a batting score of 477 on a surface that gave little opportunity to the bowlers. it was always likely that the third
day would offer more of the same. the day was dominated by one batsman, who finished in a rather disappointing... there has been little to sing and dance about her england. india's motto has been anything you can do we can do better. the target was 477. the 150 partnership was slugged out in some style by patel. soon after, he provided a little relief for a grateful england into the hands ofjos buttler. pujara didn't hang around, going cheaply to alastair cook. rahul swatted his way to his fourth test 100. it was pedestrian stuff from cook's men. in some corners, the attention started to wonder. the last time kohli picked up a bat, he stayed for days, making 235.
not this time. not many wickets were falling. england's frustration became plain to see. rahul rattled ? it would seem not. he looked certain to make a double century before playing a dreadful shot. he had recorded the biggest score by an indian opener against england in the process, but his exit mayjust have let the other side back in. england had to work hard to make any breakthroughs on this third day that once again followed the pattern we have seen over the course of this test match. opportunities were scarce for the bowling side. england we re scarce for the bowling side. england were full of praise for the efforts of rahul, who fell one short of his double century. he played really well, obviously. he basicallyjust took his time and calculated his
ru ns took his time and calculated his runs quite well. he took the risks when he needed to. it was brilliant bit of bowling to throw a slow, wide one. i don't think many people on that score would leave that around. credit to him for thinking of doing that. thankfully, it was caught. what can we expect from the last days of this test match? the surface has offered little opportunity for the bowling side. india will hope to eclipse the 86 run lead that england currently hold and set up some sort of first—innings lead of something around 120 mark. england will be worried that if they lose early wickets they could be in line for another defeat, india hoping for a 4-0 another defeat, india hoping for a 4—0 victory. england will have that if they can take early wickets, the pressure will be on the home side and england can pick up the consolation victory. in rugby union, there has been an upsetin in rugby union, there has been an upset in the european champions cup. scarlett is survived a tense finale
and beat toulon 22—21. a mismatch in european pedigree. matt halfpenny's power was apparent. scarlett is proved to be the centre of excellence in the first half. at the parks with the break, scott williams with the finish. not so easy for gareth davies. an agonising dropped when the hosts could have been out of sight. halfpenny kept his side in touch by half—time, but the fans demanded more. the wales star diiulio obliged. happy now? too long in closing in, but could they close it out? halfpenny closed the gap to one. the three—time european champions bird three times. ——
erred. in the same pool, saracens and sale got underway at 5:30pm, saracens currently leading 3—0. john higgins is level with marco fu in the scottish open final after the first session. higgins made three centuries to go 4—1 up, but marco fu hit back, winning three frames in a row. the match is poised at 4—4. the concluding session starts at 7pm. the winner will be the first and nine frames. scott brash has won the world cup show—jumping event at olympia. the olympic team gold medallist from
2012 peter top—class field in a jump off to winning the prestigious indoor class in the uk. he finished just ahead of british team—mate ben morrow, who was riding deaver. it has finished at the dad, 2—1 to city. —— ettie had stadium. more stories on the bbc sport website. that includes details of the bbc sports personality of the year. a 1000- year. a 1000— strong force of many cops aged between nine and 11 had been recruited by durham police. the uniformed volunteers take part in big public events and even get involved with enforcement operations on the roads. the aim is to nurture better relationships between officers and the communities they serve. tim has been finding out more. this primary school in durham,
and the uk's youngest police force. i have some important news about future events you'll be participating in. it was set up by durham constabulary for children aged nine to 11. what is the main thing police do? rescue and help. this is giving them an insight into all of the roles the police force do. and i think it is changing children's perceptions. i signed up because it gives you an opportunity to do stuff that you don't normally do. i wanted to be helpful to people and i wanted to be kind, because i don't really speak that much because i'm shy. have you become less shy as a result? yes. the main aim behind the mini police is not so much law enforcement but more engagement. begin the process early and it is hoped the benefits could be profound.
music plays a lantern parade in durham city centre, and the mini police are on patrol, overseen by the man who set up the project. first initial contact between the police and children, often it is negative. what we are doing with the programme is trying to have that first contact being positive, and that will stay with them into adulthood. we would like to see that all forces in england and wales and scotland, we take on the project, because it is important that as a police force we engage with our next generation. we get lots of different information about how the police force works. they are learning to respect what the police force do. i don't think they realise how much goes on behind the scenes. i like how it can give people support and help people out. merseyside police have set up a similar scheme. other forces say they are interested in doing the same. when it comes to community policing,
durham constabulary believes this is the way forward. it's time for a look at the weather. we are expecting a major change just in time for christmas as things turn u nsettled. in time for christmas as things turn unsettled. more about that in a moment. the weekend hasn't been great, with low, great cloud and messed around. south wales, central and southern england will see dense fog through tonight. a weak weather system coming towards west scotland, with outbreaks of rain later in the night. plenty of cloud, but where it is clear, the temperature could be close to freezing. some frost around as monday begins. we are more concerned about fog. south wales,
central and southern england are the areas most likely to be affected. check with your local bbc radio station in the morning to find out if there is anything happening with the fog near you. this is the picture for 8am — rather misty, murky, cloudy. temperatures will be roundabout six celsius. this weather front is moving through northern ireland and scotland, most of the rain being in the western highlands as it continues to feed its way to the south—east. it will turn damp. the further west you are behind this weather front, you could the further west you are behind this weatherfront, you could see the further west you are behind this weather front, you could see some sunshine later in the afternoon. patchy rain working into eastern and south—eastern england. further west, through southern england during the day. temperatures in single figures for many of us. patchy rain for parts of england and wales on monday evening. there will be clearer skies
arriving across scotland and northern ireland, giving a touch of frost. a stronger weather system sta rts frost. a stronger weather system starts to come towards scotland and northern ireland on the end of tuesday. that is a sign of things to come. as the week goes on, look at the isobars, closer together, meaning windy conditions, weather fronts, is els of rain —— spells of rain. stronger wind and potentially quite stormy folk christmas weekend. —— for christmas weekend. this is bbc news. the headlines... in syria, the evacuation of eastern aleppo starts again. but north of the city, buses brought to move supporters of the regime have been burned. the trade secretary, liam fox, says britain could remain a member of the eu customs union
after brexit. ahead of another strike by southern rail conductors tomorrow, the rmt leader, mick cash, denies accusations his union is using the dispute to take on the government. will there be more success for great britain's rio heroes at tonight's bbc sports personality of the year awards? the winner is chosen by the public. and sportsday will bring you the day's premier league action in half an hour, including southampton's victory over rivals bournemouth.